Ruthven is located in northwest Iowa. Ruthven is between the Palo Alto, Clay county. Ruthven has 0.42 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Ruthven population is 651, which has shrunk 8.44% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 5.19% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Ruthven median household income is $36,875 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 18.85% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 33.56% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Ruthven median house value is $66,300 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 55.27% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 53.09% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Ruthven is much better than the state average in quality. The Ruthven area code is 712.